Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Day 17: Part Two: Something’s Off

I have a super power… but it is kind of a secret, well I guess not now if I am going to tell you about it… ready, are you sure?  Do you think you can handle it?  It’s a biggie, don’t want you to lose your undies. I have the power of knowing when something… Continue reading Day 17: Part Two: Something’s Off

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Thoughts on pandemics & kiddos

Behind the green curtain is a Bella that spends much of the time focusing on what needs to be managed in order to make it through each day.  It takes a lot of energy to manage bipolar, general anxiety disorder and PTSD.  There’s taking the combination of medications morning and night.  Balancing waking and sleeping… Continue reading Thoughts on pandemics & kiddos

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Vocalizing our love for ourselves

I have a tattoo on my left forearm.  It is a simple, black line drawing of two cats.  I happen to have two cats.  The tattoo may symbolize those two cats, as I love them to pieces, they are my fur babies.  Or it may mean something more in depth. With that being said, I… Continue reading Vocalizing our love for ourselves

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Relief

Relief is a noun defined as a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress. Simply stated, I am feeling relief. One may say, how is that possible in a time like now?  With all that is going on, for heaven’s sake we are in the middle of a pandemic.  How are… Continue reading Relief

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My Eyes Have Been Opened

  I have chosen to not speak about the pandemic that has come and taken over the world, like a masked villain whose sole purpose is to cause havoc upon the city.  I have found that it is hard to get away from what’s happening in the world right now.  There are updates constantly on… Continue reading My Eyes Have Been Opened

Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

I Love Art

I love art.  To me art is an outlet of my creativity as well as my energy. When painting, each brush stroke allows me to take a deep breath and really feel what I am doing.  To slowly emerge into the artwork and feel it deep down inside of my body. Every time I hot… Continue reading I Love Art

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Childlike Happiness

I came across a picture on my Facebook memories today.  It's a black and white photo.  The focus is water sprinkling out of a hose, held by my daughter, wearing her black combat boots with pink laces. This is one of my favorite pictures.  The composition of the photo is on point.  The rule of… Continue reading Childlike Happiness

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Maintaining Balance

At times life gets insane.  Waking up, getting the household ready for work and school.  Working the day away, only to come home, and start the after-work routine.  It’s exhausting and seemingly relentless. If you co-manage your life with a mental health condition, life gets even more complicated.  All that needs to be accomplished can… Continue reading Maintaining Balance

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, hiking, recovery, Uncategorized

Some Days

Everyday things happen and in the same element, they also don’t happen. There are good days, bad days, and “meh” days. We have productive days and then we have days that are not. Some days we are down, feeling unmotivated, and just want to snuggle with a soft blanket on the couch with your two… Continue reading Some Days

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

When Anxiety Attacks

I am stable.  My mood has been even.  I am neither high nor low, depressed nor manic.  It is such a gift.  It has enabled me to accomplish much over the last 6 or 7 weeks.  I am thrilled to be in this place of stability. However, life is not all hunky doory.  I have… Continue reading When Anxiety Attacks